2/4th Battalion War Diary, May 1919
| 2/4th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1914-1919) |
The National Archives WO/95/????
|Transcribed from the War Diary of the 2/4th Border Regiment (1914-1919) and not the original war diary. This book was published by Carlisle book company Chas. Thurnam and Sons in 1920.|
Entries from this source have been heavily abridged from their original form and as a result, this version of the war diary should be seen as a summary of events rather than a comprehensive account of the battalion's actions. Please note some months contain only one or two or entries.
|This war diary page forms part of the Border Regiment Portal|
|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events|
|Received orders to mobilise against Afghanistan.|
|Mobilisation completed. Strength, 17 officers and 548 other ranks.|
|Detachment, 1 officer and 60 other ranks, proceeded to Risalpur as protection to the Royal Air Force aerodrome.|
|Detachment, 1 officer and 64 other ranks, stationed at Camp-bellpur also proceeded to Risalpur.|
|The Signal Section (1 officer and 26 other ranks) arrived from Lower Barian.|
|The Battalion moved from Taikal Camp into Roberts Barracks.|
|Detachment of 1 officer and 12 other ranks provided for the armoured train between Pabbi and Jamrud.|
|One officer and 49 other ranks arrived from Lower Barian. A picket of 1 officer and 11 other ranks provided for the Bara Aqueduct nightly until 31st May.|
|Captain A. W. Anderson, 2 officers, and 100 other ranks proceeded to Kohat at 14.00 hours to join the Thal Relief Force.|
|The Detachment arrived at Kohat at 06.00 hours, and proceeded to Hangu by motor lorries at 10.00 hours.|
|The Detachment joined the Thal Relief Force under Brigadier-General R. E. H. Dyer, C.B. Left Hangu at 16.00 hours and marched to Togh, arriving 23.30 hours.|
|The Detachment left Togh at 04.00 hours, marched to Doaba (17 miles), arriving 12.00 hours.|
References / notes
- National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/????
- The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.